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from Calais to Brussels

You can get from Calais to Brussels by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Calais to Brussels on Oct 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:05AMGare de Calais - Fréthun1h50 07:55AMBrussels-Midi
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06:05AMGare de Calais - Fréthun1h50 07:55AMBrussels-Midi
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05:15PMGare de Calais - Fréthun1h28 06:43PMBrussels-Midi
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05:35AMCalais Ville2h20 07:55AMBrussels-Midi
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05:32AMCalais Ville2h23 07:55AMBrussels-Midi
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Travel Information between Calais and Brussels

distanceDistance109 miles (175 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus or train
priceTicket price range$45 - $46
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $45 (€36) • 1 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeTrain • $45 (€36) • 1 h 25 min
carriersPopular travel companiesSNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TGV

Take a bus or train to travel 109 miles (175 km) to Brussels from Calais. If speed is a priority, then a train is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 25 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a train is the best option with prices starting as low as $45 (€36). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are SNCF | Autocar or SNCF | TGV among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Calais to Brussels.

Travel Tips

Travel from Calais to Brussels
Travel to Brussels easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Calais to Brussels.
Is international travel between Calais, France and Brussels, Belgium allowed?

International travel from Calais, France to Brussels, Belgium is: Fully open.

Can I enter Belgium if coming from France?

Entry into Belgium is currently allowed for: Entry is fully open for citizens and permanent residents of France.

Am I required to self-quarantine upon arrival to Brussels if traveling from Calais?

Conditions of entry:

  • Passenger Locator Form (PLF) required
  • Travellers issued with the EU Digital COVID Certificate are exempt from quarantine and COVID-19 testing

What measures do I need to follow in Brussels, Belgium due to the pandemic?

All travelers in Belgium must observe the following coronavirus safety measures:

  • Social distance: 1.5 metre (s) (5 feet)
  • Face mask: Mandatory

The information above was last checked on 10/27/21; however, this can change before your date of travel so please make sure to review the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations   for your upcoming trip between Calais and Brussels.

What travel restrictions, such as quarantine measures, should I be aware of for my journey back to Calais, France from Brussels, Belgium?

The restriction level for your return to Calais, France from Belgium is: Partially open.

Is my journey back to Calais from Brussels restricted?

Entry into France is currently allowed for: Entry is partially open for citizens and permanent residents of Belgium.

Do I need to self-quarantine upon arrival in Calais from Brussels?

Conditions of reentry into France:

  • Negative COVID-19 test issued at most 3 days before arrival
  • Travellers with a certificate of vaccination are exempt from providing a negative COVID-19 test
  • Health declaration required

What are the coronavirus safety measures I need to follow in Calais, France?

You should observe these safety measures in France as imposed by the government to reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Physical distance requirement: 1 metre (s) (3 feet)
  • Face mask requirement: Mandatory

This information about your return travel to France was last checked on 10/28/21. We advise you to check the latest COVID-19 travel safety regulations for your trip back to Calais from Brussels closer to your date of departure here.

How do I get from Calais to Brussels?

You can travel from Calais to Brussels 2 different ways: bus or train.

What is the cheapest way to go from Calais to Brussels?

The cheapest way to go to Brussels from Calais is by taking a train, which costs on average $45 (€36).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Brussels:

A train is generally $1 (€1) less than a bus for the same journey. Taking a bus costs on average $46 (€38) from Calais to Brussels.

What is the quickest way from Calais to Brussels?

The quickest way to travel from Calais to Brussels is by train, which takes on average 1 h 25 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 50 min   on average.

What is the distance between Calais and Brussels?

The distance is approximately 109 miles (175 km) from Calais to Brussels.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Calais to Brussels?

The average frequency per day from Calais to Brussels is:

  • Around 10 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Brussels from Calais as scheduled services by bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

Where do I depart from Calais? Where do I arrive in Brussels?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Calais to Brussels:

  • Buses most often depart from Calais at Calais, Terminal Ferry and arrive in Brussels at Brussels, Brussels South (Gare du Midi).
  • Trains from Calais to Brussels most often leave from Calais Ville and arrive in Bruxelles-Midi.
Which travel companies can get me from Calais to Brussels?

If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Calais to Brussels, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

  • SNCF | Autocar can get you to Brussels by bus. You can find a good deal for bus tickets with SNCF | Autocar from Calais to Brussels for $46 (€38) on Omio.
  • Travel with SNCF | TGV to go to Brussels by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find SNCF | TGV Calais to Brussels tickets on Omio for $45 (€36).
What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Calais to Brussels?
Looking to extend your trip from Calais to Brussels? Many Omio customers who go from Calais to Brussels usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Amsterdam or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Amsterdam or London from Brussels, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
How early should I buy Calais to Brussels tickets online to score the best deals?

When planning your trip from Calais to Brussels, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

  • Bus tickets are costing $46 (€38) one way on average.
  • Train tickets cost $45 (€36) one way on average.

However, we recommend buying tickets from Calais to Brussels online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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